Springfield Board of REALTORS®

REALTORS® Are On Your Side!
Want to keep more money in your pocket? Utilize the services of a REALTOR® for your next real estate purchase or sale.

REALTORS® are an important part of home buying and selling.  If you’re like many buyers and sellers in Ohio, you’ll start your home search online.  But when it comes time to negotiate a sale, you’ll need the representation and expertise of a local REALTOR®.  Don’t make the mistake of doing this alone.  Buying or selling a home is the largest financial transaction of your life.  You should be represented by a professional who will help keep more money in your pocket.

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Homes listed with a REALTOR® sell for an average of 27% more than those sold by owner. That can amount to tens of thousands of dollars in your pocket. And buyers who are represented by their own agent have more negotiating power than those who rely on the listing agent, or do it alone.

Agents who are REALTORS® are professional members of the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) and adhere to a strict code of ethics. Not every real estate licensee holds REALTOR® membership. A REALTOR® reflects the level of skill, knowledge and attention to detail required in today’s real estate transaction, underscoring the importance of having help and guidance from someone who fully understands the process. The bottom line: REALTORS® bring value to a transaction!

There are over 200 actions, research steps and procedures completed by a REALTOR® during a typical transaction.





The Critical Role of the REALTOR®

Listed here are nearly 200 typical actions, research steps, procedures, processes and review stages in a successful residential real estate transaction that are normally provided by full service real estate brokerages in return for their sales commission. Depending on the transaction, some may take minutes, hours, or even days to complete, while some may not be needed.




More importantly, they reflect the level of skill, knowledge and attention to detail required in today’s real estate transaction, underscoring the importance of having help and guidance from someone who fully understands the process – a REALTOR®.

And never forget that REALTORS® are pledged to uphold the stringent, enforceable tenets of the REALTOR®Code of Ethics in their professional dealings with the public. Not every real estate licensee holds REALTOR®membership. Make sure yours does!